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""B52" && -ri? t?- ,' ?" c? i-iv-, firs 18 THE KANSAS CITY JOURNAL, SUNDAY, FEBRUARY' 5, 1J899. -r &" Vfr.- THIS WEEK'S ATTRACTIONS. Contest First halt of ink, Edxln Maro, In -Puad-nhead wn-f .U.s alternoon. PMlhar- monlc orchestra. , Grand-AH -week. "Brown1 In Town;" Fridar .... o...v ,. .. -. rf afternoon. Symphony orcnestra concert. Auditorium All week. "Cyrano de Berserae." . . , Orplieani-All week. Tauaerllle. tallliss All week. "Alone In Creater New Tort." Academy of Mimic Thursday evening. Fran cois Voucher recital. The announcement of the return to the Coates the first halt of this week of Mark Twain's "Pudd'nhead Wilson," after a lapse of nearly a year, will awaken the In terest oi our oest tneaicrgoers. "ruaan- SKil ,"f5' ft fLJSi,eSSli. ftefHM It has made it a fabcinating. good play. It number of features of merit, without boast is unique, unhackneyed, possesses remark- "g of any one act which will complete able value as a. native drama and is bound overshadow all the others. The aim has to hold a superior place in the esteem and been to make each turn one- which wlu affection of the theatergoing public Mark "11 a certain place in the bill, thus assur Twaln's crisp humor, his ory mannerisms log an entertainment which will be pleas and his delicate wit are reproduced In the ing from start to finish. First there will play, along with the development of a como William H. Windom and his Black strong olot, and the result is a wonder- stone quartette. Mr. Windom himself is fullv forceful drama of culmlnativc and well known in Kansas City, as he has often striking interest. There are many novel been here with some of the large minstrel characters in "Pudd'nhead Wilson" char- companies, with which ho gained an en acters which make you laugh and char- viable reputation as a singer. Although actcrs which draw your deepest sympa- he has now got beyond that period in thies and they are such as have not been which he could be referred to as a boy seen on the Mage before. It is in tho hands singer, it Is said that his high tenor voice of an excellent cast, with Mr. Edwin Mayo, still retains that wonderful purity which son of the dramatist, in the title role, made It so pleasing. To make up a quar and his support is composed mostly of the tetto Mr. Windom has chosen four real same people seen in tne production -jpon darkles, who are said to sing In a manner its last vitlt to this city. The impression which cannot fail to make them popular, that this beautiful play made here before As tne costumes they use are those of the btlll remains In the minds of the people, united States navy they never fail to The company includes Ada Dwyer as Koxy. brlnff down the nouse wlth a budget of FTank Campeau as Tom Driscoll, and i patrlotle selections. The acrobatic act of fibc5s,.or ,lH? iA-Sff. w111 be seen by i the three Luklns has been given liberal the following assignments: 1 .nt ., .. . .nt v na..rATv .iir .David Wilson, -Tudd-nhead" Edwin Msyo 1 fh.nl.H Ifffllnh Itfin I Ralph Dean i York Driscoll, county lodge Driscoll. county Judge Charles J. Edmonda Ehrigcsn ....... Frank Campeau ' Tom Howard Pembroke, a lawjer .Augustus Balfour LueI Cappelo and Acgelo Cappelo, twins John H. Brown and Louis Wasselt Blake, county cheriS W. R. McKey Swan.. 'William S. GUI Campbell William Arthur Judge BoWnsoa Edwin W. lewu Deacon Jasper and Ephralm. slaves Charles Chaeffer and W. Helaby Roxr. Miss Ada Dwyer Patsy Mason .-. Miss D. Delaro Rover Miss Maribel Seymour Hannah, slare Miss Eleanor LaSalla The much talked ot farce, "Brown's in I Town," will be the attraction at the ' Grand opera house during the week begin- 1 lilng with a matinee this! afternoon. This Is tho tenth week ot Its existence, and i wherever it has been seen it has been en thusiastically received. But one more week ' will be played on the road and then the I J farce will be taken to the metropolis for an r extended engagement at the Bijou theater, , ' following May Irwin's successful nineteen. i weeks' run. The cast includes such clever Jl actors as Edward S. Abeles, James O. Bar- j rows, John Lancaster, Edward Poland, Alt drew Lee, Anna Belmont, Kathryn Oster man.'Josie Sadler and Belle Davis. "Brown's In Town" deals with the humor ous tribulations of Dick and Letty Pres ' ton, two young people who have been ' secretly married and are trying, to conceal their secret from Dick's father. The lras I table old gentleman has a decided aversion ! to marrlnm. nrobablv. as Dick says, "be cause he has been there himself," and has vowed that if Dick does marry before Teaching the age of 23, he will cut him ift -without a cent. Dick and Letty have taken a cottage in a country place ten miles from the city, and are living an ideal life amid honeysuckles, cackling hens and Inquisitive neighbors. Of course, the old gentleman turns up. Young Preston Is living under the name of Brown at the cottage, and the elder Preston takes a friend of Dick's for Brown and Letty for Mrs. Brown. The young man has, however, arranged with Susanne Dacre, a friend of Letty's to act as Mrs. Brown. This eventually leads to the discovery by the old gentleman that there are two Mrs. .Browns, and the con tradictory explanation that the young peo ple give for the.unusual number of wives on the part of the Imaginary Brown keep old man Preston In a whirl of excitement and recrimination for three acts. The cast: Dick Precton Edward 8. Abeles Abel Preston, his father.... Arthur HowarU. a dentist.. ..James O. Barrows John Lancaster Worth Carew. a gentleman of leisure.. Edward Poland Pollock, the gardener Andrew IjM Suzanne Dacre. who knows a thing or two Anna Belmont Ittie, Dick's wife Kathryn Ostermaa Freda Von Hollenbcck, a German heiress Josle Sadler Primrose, the "lady" cook, with & reputation.. Belle DaTla SYNOPSIS. Act I Morning. Complications much. Act II Noon. Complications more. Art III Night. Complications plenty. Time One day. Place Honeysuckle.lodge. Unusual interest has been aroused by the announcement that "Cyrano de Bergerac" is. to be given at the Auditorium this week by the Woodward stock company. "The advance sale is said to be larger than for any other bill the company has given, that for the earlier part of the week being eo active as to insure a packed theater for the first performances. As. the play is a long one. the performances will begin at 8 sharp in the evening and at 2 In the afternoon. In order that the audiences may be dismissed, aooui me usual time. The wonderful popularity of "Cyrano" as a literary work and as a stage production has not been equaled either in Europe or in this country In many years. Mr. Mans field's presentation is the most success ful offering this great actor has ever made. For these reasons the opportunity "to see the heroic comedy given by a company of such general excellence as the Woodward organization, and at such a low scale of prices as prevail at the Auditorium, Is one that should meet with very general ap preciation among the theatergoers of this city. The play Is one that should be read or seen several times in order to grasp the poetic beauty and remarkable ensemble, both in lines and situations. Regardless of future opportunities that may be afforded to see special productions of the play, the performances by the Woodward company will not only afford a novel entertainment, but will serve to make the public acquaint ed with the leading subject of the hour in the dramatic and literary world. Rostand has idealized the historical char acter of Cyrano very considerably. The uyrano oi tne piay is as Keen ot wit, as fine of intellect and as nolile in self-sacrifice as he is ready and skilled in swords manship. A soldier and a poet, but disfig ured by an ungainly nose, he realizes the hopelessness of his love for his cousin, Jtoiine, who loves beauty us well as elo quence. He finds In Christian de Neurel lette, whom Roxane loves at sight, a per fect complement to himself. Christian has the personal beauty, Cyranohas the power or expression. They combine their pow ers to deceive Roxane, and win her for Christian. Although Cyrano, in the bal cony scene, acts as Christian's proxy. Rox ane believes that she is being wooed by Christian, and readily yields to the pas sionate and poetic fervor of the wooer. Then comes the betrothal kiss, which poor Cyrano must fee enjoyed by Christian, and then the wedding. The marriage has just been concluded when Christian and Cyrano, both of the same regiment of Ga&cony cadets, are or dered Immediately to the wars. In camp CVranO. tO keen Un till dA,'mtirm i.T-lfftc V1II1SU.UI liners. una many more or tnenr than Christian suppobes and risks his life dally to get them through the lines and past them. Christian Is killed in battle and it is not until fourteen years later that Roxane, who has meantime lived iu conventual retirement, learns the truth. This is revealed when Cyrano, who has been mortally wounded by an assassin, asks her to read the favorite letter from her huband- He takes the letter from her hand, and, although It is too dark to see Its page, he leads every line correctly. Cyrano will be played by Mr. Wilson Enos, a member of the Woodward Com pany, who has made a particularly faor able impression here, and Roxane will be enacted by Miss Bertha Crelghton, who should find In this picturesque Idealist a role particularly suitable to her personality and her talents. There are more .than fifty speaking parts In lha nlay. The Drlncloal members of the rt n n rollowh. Comte De Guiche. Mr. Walter D. Creene S0!1?.?? "" M?rvJ,l5,.F- DaT, tr 5."nV;V mJ -.MI"J?u Cyranode Bergerac......... M "aEnoa & rn-dV-caste.:j;iour.v.r.Mcr,cn Itagueneau Mr. Will Davis Llgnlere". Mr. Charles Johnson First marquis Mr. Robert Folsom Second marquis ..Mr. F. L. Woodward Third marquis Mr. Will Ellis Montfieney Mr. Frank Linden Xlelrose ..Mr. Thomas Kinney Jodelet Mr. Harry Bereatord Spanish oBccr Mr. DeWItt Clinton F'ntlnel Mr. John Edwards Capuchin monk Mr. Frank Llndon Roxane ....Miss Bertha Crelghton Duenna. T, Mlts Gertrude Berkley Use Miss Lettle Allen Orange girl Mies Union Plaaauln Miss Clumbere Champag jllss Merchant S1JSEK..J.!::::i;K-Sl.-n5SlS Sister Claire Miss Lettle Allen .F'"-t actress Miss Inei Macauley Second actress Miss Blanche noardman actreM MUs Waace First page Miss Inez Macauler ' Second page ..Miss Emma Dunn Thlrd ,; siiss Kate Moore Fourth page ..Miss Jessie Atkin i-lower gin miss jackson SYNOPSIS OF SCENES. Act I A -performance at the Hotel de Bourgogne. Act 11 The Bakery ot Poets. Act III The Kiss. Act IV The Cadets of Gascogne. . Act V Cyrano's Gazette. It Is promised that the bill at the Or- pheum for the week which begins with the matinee this afternoon will contain a large ESTE,"" V5" "S'" ,,' l,r llinnev and brilliancy -" w fcu ...... . uuw.a llcult testta wiui u- uuaii iuu unmuuw wnicn ana raucn to ine eueci. -" u Jordan, travesty artists, are said to le genuinely amusing, while Mclntyre and Peak are two girls who can look pretty, play the banjo well and Impersonate char acters In a taking way. A new act here will be that of Mazus and Mazet. who make a good deal of fun as the brakeman and the tramp. There will -be matinees Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Mons. and Mme. Rofix, who made such a decided hit during the week which has just closed, have been re-engaged for an other week by Manager Lehman. No more wonderful feats of strength and endurance have been seen here than those in which Mons. Rofix balances on his chin a can non, which he fires, and a piano, at which a woman is seated and upon which she plays. The attraction for this week at the Gil lies opera house, beginning with a matinee this afternoon, is the spectacular scenic melodrama, "Alone in Greater New York." This production, while new fo Kansas City, Is one of the melodramatic successes of the season and is constructed along the lines that should insure the greatest degree cf popularity with Gllliss audiences. The story is said to'be replete with interest, the ac tion refreshingly brisk and the scenic and mechanical effects striking. Dorothy Lewis, the little comedienne, carries the leading role of Tiny, a jolly, big-hearted child of the New York slums. Her sup port Is also said to be exceptionally cap able. The more noteworthy stage settings Include a great elevated railroad scene, showing a full-sized Third Avenue train running at full speed; a realistic scene de pleting the landing of the big Fall river steamer Pilgrim, warping, Into her North rlvef pier; a thrilling "breakaway" ware house explosion and a beautiful reproduc tion of Brooklyn bridge. The following is tho cast: Tiny Traddles, a waif of the metropolis - . Dorothy Lewis Sharkey, a tenderloin politician Lew A. Warner Jamea Haywood, a man with a past..w. c. Chapman Frank Walnright, a man with a future , Robert Leeland Jack Hansen, a man on the bum Ned O. Ilisley Terry, a hustling newsboy J. F. Murphy Judge Cornell, a man with old fogy Ideas Wiliard Munro Otto Krouse, a chusdlce of der bease.... Frank Conger John Dldlemeyer. a rank importor... George Llngard Officer Allright, a civil service product.. Walter riod Crips, a sidewalk orator Lee GroT Carrie Cornell, a new girl Blanche Warren coiner -rraaoiea, a -ornDie nexampie.. Laura Winston Francesca, a dago belle Marie Bouton The fourth concert by the Symphony or chestra will be given, at the Grand opera house next Friday afternoon. The orches tral numoers win inciuae jjeetnoven's Pastoral" ss-mphonv. which Is Derhaos the most unconventional ot all the Bee thoven symphonies and yet is one of the most beautiful. Its sentimental suggestion being dominant in proportion to its lack of accepted form. Mendelssohn's "Midsum mer Night" overture, and the "Carmen" suite are both exceedingly attractive num bers. Mr. Walther will play the' DeBerlot scene ae uanet. xniB win oe jur. wal ther! first appearance here with the Sym phony orchestra. The sale of seats for the concert will open to-morrow morning at the Burlington ticket office. The full pro gramme will be as follows: Overture, "Midsummer Night's Dream" (Mendels sohn). Symphony No. 6 (Beethoven), allegro, andante, al legro, allegro, allegretto. Scene de Ballet (DeBerlot), Mr. Walther. "Venetian Serenade" (Valie de Paz), "Sous la Balcon" (Wuerst). for string orchestra. Suite, "Carmen" (Bizet), prelude, Aragonalse, in termezzo, "Lea Dragons d'AlcoIa;" finale, "Les Toreador." The third of the series of excellent re citals by Mr. Francois "Boucher will be given at the Academy of Music Thursday evening of this week. A very high class programme has been 'announced. Mr. Boucher's numbers will Include Tartlnl's sonata. "The Devil's Trill:" Vleuxtcmps' concerto. No. 5, and the same composer's "Fantasle Apasslonata," together with lighter numbers, including one ot his own composition. The Tartinl number is some thing of a novelty. Tartinl dreamed one night that the devil sat at the foot of his bed. and played for him the most extraor dinary music he had ever heard. On waking he at once wrote this beautiful sonata, trying to reproduce the music heard in his dream. The soloist will be Mrs. Mary Burnett, contralto, who will be heard in three num bers. The programmo follows: Sonata. "The Devil's Trill," largetto, tempo glusto. Snale (Tartinl), "Midsummer Dreams" (D'Hardeiot), Mra. Burnett. Concerto No. S. with Cadenza (Vleuxtemps), Song. "Three Roses Red" (Norris), Mrs. Burnett. (a) "Twilight" (Massenet), (b) Romance (Boucher), (c) Value Caprice (Wienlawskl). Hindoo Song (Bemberg). Mrs. Burnett). Fantalsle Apasslonata (Vleuxtemps). The third in the series of organ concerts by Edward Krelser, In the Grand Avenue Methodist Episcopal church, will be given next Thursday evening. These recitals are attracting a growing number of lovera of organ music, and ore proving of unusual Interest to musical people generally. The programmes include many new organ works by modern composers of all schools and are maintaining (he high standard Mr. Krelser has ever held to. Mr. Krelser will be as sisted by the Lohengrin Ladles' quartette, an organization composed of Miss Elizabeth May. Miss Josephine Hopkins, Miss Annie Foster and Miss Alma Crooker. These young ladles wero heard recently, and it is iminirfl xwhlfi fa nf timteiinl ,-J, ! saia oo very creauaDie worn, xne pro lows Suite. "Gothlque" (Boellmann), (a) "Introduc tion," choral, (b) "Minuet Gothlque," (c) "Prayer in Notre Dame," (d) "Toccata." Pastorale In C (Letnare). Quartette. "Welcome Primrose" (Plnsutl). (a) Cantlblle (Boss!). b) Choral (Boss!). Double Tsema Varle (Rousseau). Quartette, "Annie Laurie" (Buck). (a) Romance, D flat (Lemare), (b) "The Carillons of Dunkernue" (Carter). Quartette, "I Would That My Love" (MendeUsohn). Soldiers' Chorus, "Faust" (Gounod). Among the numbers to be given at the seventh Philharmonic orchestra concert at the Coates opera house this afternoon will be Haydn's "Farewell" symphony, the first symphonic work taken up by this orches tra in some time, and as It Is one of the most attractive of the Haydn compositions It should prove a pleasing Innovation for Tho-S -m nicn h. on ,-. nn.n. i... f; tne patrons or tnese aunaay concerts. carl Busch of one of Dubois' compositions. Indeed the whole programme seems to be one of the best yet announced by the or- chestra, and its numbers are effectively ar- ranged? The soloist will be Mr. Silas R. &? LbLJxleU!2"y " t. liVW,. -"- yiv- gramme follows "Overture Comlque" (Keler-Bela). "CanUlene Nuptlale" (Dubois-Busch). . Bass solo, (a) "Am Mer" (F. Schubert); (b) "Th Two Grenadiers" (R. Schumann). Silas R. 31111a. "Farewell" symphony (J. Haydn). Egyptian March (J. Strauss). Indian Dance.(SchuItz-Benthen). Quartette for four 'cellos (G. Payne). Messrs. Appy, Stubcnrauch and Major and Miss Borigbt. Wedding procession from "Feramora" A. Rubin Etcin). Theater Xalsances. The following letter Is an appropriate scoring of 111 bred people who insist upon disturbing their more considerate neigh bors in the theater: Kansas City. Feb. 1, 1S99. Dramatic Editor of The Journal. Permit me. while still writhing from the agony inflicted by idiotic disturbers of har mony, to vent my feelings. At the Coates last evening I was flanked on both sides and in the rear by the most aggravating specimens of the theater nuisance that it has been my misfortune to encounter. The experience, unfortunately, is not a new one. You can put theatergoers under un dying obligations by hammering through tho thick skulls ot ill bred people that "there are others" whose tastes and com forts are entitled to consideration. These people, male and female, are simply ignor ant and unfortunate ini the lack ot proper bringing up. On one side of me was a young man with his best girl. Absolute silence reigned be tween them while the curtain remained down, but while it was up the young man s tongue worked until It rattled. Tne plot of tho opera, the personal characteristics of the singers and their comparative abil ities were explained with the gusto usual with the ignoramus. Behind me were a young man and two women who ate cakes from a paper bag through the whole even ing. The man got his feet far enough un der mv chair to dislodge my hat twice and t kmi" in hnld it the rest of the evening. Ti.o wr.mpti scored the basso every time he had a solo, and laughed heartily when he picked up a slipper and passed it to the back of the stage. The jokes of the come dians were all laughed at before they were uttered, making It Impossible for others to hear what the jokes were. Three young men standing In the rear aisle talked so loud that every word was distinctly heard eight rows away, and the ushers t.ald not a word. This is not overdrawn, but a cor rect statement, and much more mildly drawn than circumstances would warrant. Respectfully. E. R. CRUTCHER. Unfortunately, many of these annoy ances and disturbances are such as can not be remedied by rigid house regula tions. They are matters of breeding. It It a pity, however, that the disappearance of the obstructlvehat can not be followed by the eradication of the many other an noyances that detract so mightily from the enjoyment of a play or an opera. There are men and women who use the per formance merely as a subject of conversa tion; there are others who make It the occasion to display their wonderful wisdom upon artistic subjects, and In nearly every such case the talkers do not e-en try to express themselves In whispers, but abso lutely disregard the rights of others by speaking loud enough to be heard for sev eral rows around. Still others chew gum or tobacco with a swish that is intoler ably aggravating because of its insistence. While there Is no direct way ot reaching many of these nuisances, such protests as the one published herewith ought to have some effect. STORIES AND GOSSIP OF THE STAGE. I noticed In a foreign paper devoted to fashionable gossip that by a singular coinci dence In the year 1S33 two men died who "had wrapped their lives" in that of the lovely nightingale. Adellna Some of Pattl, and flitted after her all over the world, in tpite of an Pattl's aristocratic and impertinent husband to begin with, and of Romances. a beloved anu jealous tenor later on, says the London cor respondent of the Philadelphia Inquirer. Adellna, the coquette and petulant liule marquise, though she entertained no tender feelings for either, would not allow anyone to rob her ot their exclusive attention, and would snub mercilessly any lady who for a moment would seem to distract them from their faithful and constant admira tion, even though it might chance to be a royal highness. According to this story. In the winter ot" 1SCS tho lUarqulse de Caux had sent out Invitations for a musical -at home in her hotel in the Champs Elysees. The Princess of Wales, who was then In Paris, having manifested her desire to be present at the reception, the diva at once arranged a magnincent fete In her honor. The princess arrived, radiant with beauty, in a dress of pink faille covered with gar lands of natural roses of all colors, a small and fetching chapeau ot the same flowera was coquettlshly placed on her hair, and she wore a dog collar made of a black vel vet ribbon studded with diamonds, which rendered her sweet face more dazzling than ever. At the sight of her. Adclina's old ad mirer, the Marquis de Chavanat, received something like an electric shock, and, leav ing the back of his lady love's armchair, he slyly joined his friend, the Marquis de Caux. who had the nrincess on his arm. and did his very best to attract her atten tion. He was superb and very witty, so he soon succeeded in ills endeavor, and pleased the princess so well that when, a moment later, someone came to speak a few words to the Marquis de Caux, she simply said: "Do not let me monopolize you completely, marquis. I see you are wanted." Then, turning her pretty face toward "M. do Chavanat. she added, smil ing: "Will you allow me?" and took his arm. a favor which made the elderly cour tier tremble with joyous pride. Very soon it was evident he had made the conquest of the princess, and the little court anec dotes of the marquis amused her visibly as she sat with him In one of the little boudoirs on which opened the fete gallery, when suddenly the fair Adellna, who had been watching them for a moment, crossed the drawing room, walked straight to tho divan where they were seated, and, put ting her hand on M. de Chavanat's shoul der, said curtly: "I want you, please." The marquis turned as pale as If death itself had touched the sleeve ot his. coat; but he did not move. Adellna stamped her foot. "You know," she, said, "It is only you who can turn the pages of my songs for me. Her royal highness will let you go. I am sure." Tho princess got up and nobody knows what would have happened but for the Marquis de Caux. who guessed at once what his flighty -diva was about, and fled to the rescue with the good grace and the address of the perfect courtier he was. In spite ot this nasty trick and of many others. M. de Chavanat never lost his adoration for Adellna; he followed her everywhere with the consent of the mar quis, her husband, who, by his situation at the Tullcrles, was prevented from es corting his wife in the various capitals. But M. de Chavanat was far from rich, and the little diva would unconsciously drag him into all sorts of expenses which were far above his means. His embar rassment was great. Suddenly a good idea struck him and he started on a mysterious expedition, from which he came back one day triumphant. He had found a source of lucre and the means of doing things in the best style. One of the first firms of tho champagne district had entered into an arrangement with him to provide him with an excellent wine, which he would sell under the name of Champagne Pattl everywhere they went. The speculation proved very successful. The posters an nouncing to the people the "Barbier de Se vlle" or "Lucia dl Lammermoor." with the incomparable Pattl, were always stuck against the walls under the announcement of the not less incomparable champagne of the same name, and the profits. In Russia especially, were considerable. M. de Chavanat almost died with grief when, at St. Petersburg, he one day dis covered the love of Juliet for Romeo, alias NIcollnl. It was an unexpected blow, as for many years Adellna had refused flatly to play with "M. Nicolas." whom she con stantly snubbed. However, as the Marquis used to say, sighing deeply: "Woman's heart is an abyss of insolvable mystery." and her divorce was the great sorrow of his life. Happily, he did not live to see the triumph of the good-looking and happy man of to-day. for ho died last summer, at the age of S7. in the house of an old friend, where he had his room full of portraits and photos of his idol, and a host ot souvenirs of all kinds. Another devoted admirer of Adellna who also died in 1S9S was an artist, Cottrano, who had followed her to Paris from Naples, where he left, for her sake, family, wife, situation and ail he possessed In the world Rut the violent Neanolltian was sooner cured of his love than his elegant rival, it seems. He had succeeded in getting a good living by writing the musical paragraphs In the Gazette des Etrangers, and. thanks to his wit and his originality, was received everywhere. The brilliant Adellna well knew how to make use of her enamored Cottrano. who became her factotum, her humble slave, her trumpeter, and seemed never to, be tired of his dally sacrifice on the altar of his goddess, when suddenly he disappeared without the slightest warning. He had simply parked up his belongings and gone" back to Naples, where he started a music shop, which his eldest son now manages with great success, his father having died irr the spring of this year. It may be Interesting to those who do not know the facts that Cyrano de Ber gerac, like D'Artagnan. Is a historical char acter, who actually lived, moved and had a being. Perhaps, too, his Uv n,, ing character fitted closer to the text of the play than did Real the real D'Artagnan to the character made by Dumas. Cyrano. Savlnien-Cyrano de Bergerac " was born in Ferigord, and was therefore a Gascon. He was born in 1620 and died in 1633 in Paris. He was not a very prepossessing character, however, for a hero, except In his bravery, for in his early youth he was chiefly remarkable for his cruelty, for he maimed children and committed many extravagant acts. He be came a comic author after he had attained his majority, and was quite famous during his life. It was a fact that he had an enormous nose, and It was this nose that brought him Into trouble, for he would fight anyone who seemed to notice It. He was a member of the famous regiment as In the play, and the scene with the actor actually occurred, we arc Informed by his tory. The battle with the hundred cut throats is also historical, and. according to history. De Bergerac killed nine of them with his own sword and put the rest to flight. He 'was really wounded at Arras In 1611. and In 1643, as the play relates, he received a severe blow on the head, but he did not die from it at once, surviving tho injury fourteen months, but finally suc cumbing. The love scene and plot in the play are all Imaginative. Cyrano de Ber gerac was the author of "Agrippine. Widow of Germanicus." which was played in 1633, and "The Pedant Deceived," which was produced the following year. In the latter play he showed tendencies toward his ag nostic belief, which threw him into disgrace for some time. , Grandfather was down from Isabella county to visit his son and was Included among those of the family who went to see Mansfield in his star engagement, says a Cincinnati paper. "Well, dad, what did you think of him?" asked the son when they were home again. "He's a smart feller. There's no gittin 'round that, but afore I'd appear in public with that there noso of hls'n I'd have the durned thing op'rated on." There was such a crowd at the matineo on Saturday In the Metropolitan opera house. New York, that actually it was im possible to close the doors leading from the foyer to the auditorium, so great was the crush of standers within. Every seat was sold and the standing room was packed. borne twenty young women who were rtandlng during "Lohengrin" fell In a dead faint before the performance was over and were carried out Into the lobbies and wait ing rooms by the ushers. At one time no less than four young wom en were "laid out" on the benches in the Thirty-ninth street lobby, two collapsed matrons were reposing on the main floor, while others were distributed in the various ante-rooms, being fanned into consciousness by female friends. Emma Eames' gowns are all uesigned by her husband, Julian Story, the artist. He dreams over these symphonies that she wears with such grace, and drapes her statcliness in lines that make her look like a goddess. It must be awfully nice to have an artist right in the family like that. That is it he doesn't ask her to pose for all his" pictures. I knew one artist who thinks nothing of running homo to ask his wife if she'd mind standing an hour and a half on one foot while he does a sketch of Diana. Then she has to go around half the time wearing a sheet while he does classic things for the magazines. You drop in to see her of an afternoon and she comes out npologlzlng for having nothing on but a Turkish towel and a pair of slippers. Of course it is delightfully unconvention al, but It must be embarrassing at time3. Dramatic Mirror. This week will mark the beginning of the second year of the Orpheum as a vaude-' vllle theater. It was on February 6 ot last year that the curtain rolled up for the llrst time on the first perform One Year ance ever Riven in a high class vaudeville theater in Kansas at the City. During the year the . change which has taken place Orpheum. j,as been notable. for In that time the public has been ed ucated up to the idea that a thoroughly re fined and entertaining programme can bo found in houses of this class, as well as In the theaters presenting regular com panies and standard attractions. When the Walter Orpheum company .took charge of the theater which Is now the Orpheum It had been so long devoted to melodrama that those amusement lovers who do not care for that form of play bad ceased to consider it among the avail able places of amusement. To turn the tide of popular favor back to the theater was no easy matter, especially as the class of entertainment was something which was new to the city, at least new as a steady diet. The opening week saw the presentation of ono of the strongest musical attractions which had ever appeared here, the Knab'en Kapelle, or Boys' Hungarian band, which remained for an engagement of three weeks, and which so established ltseir in popularity that it was later secured during the summer as the big feature at Fair mount park. The bringing of so expensive an attraction to-.Kansas City was the best evidence that the Orpheum company could oner urn it aiu not intend to spare ex pense to make Its house a favorite with the people of the city. Followinir the Hnncnrlnn hnnrt mma o long list ot names ot artists who are prom inent, not only on the vaudeville stage, but on that where the legitimate drama holds sway as well. Not from America alone do these people come, but they are sought and brought from every part of the world. The public demands what is novel, and in endeavoring to cater to this taste there is no expense at which the Or pheum company stops. It has frequently been the case that acts which have creat ed sensations in New York and the East have been seen in Kansas City before the East had had a view of them. This is owing to the fact that the company oper ating the chain of Orpheums. recognized to-day as the strongest vaudeville com bination in America, brings .the best art ists to be found abroad direct to San Francisco and they then appear here on their way to the Eastern centers. The importance of this circuit has In creased materially during tho past year. A theater in Omaha has been added to it, and in a short time another one will be opened in Denver, while still others will bo placed In the list in the course of a year. This-, In addition to the fact that arrangements have been made with all the leading vaudeville houses of Chicago, St. Louis and Cincinnati gives the Orpheum the choice of the most accomplished per formers In all lines. The list of actors who have appeared, at the Orpheum since it was established would be an Interesting one, showing as It does the class of men and women who have "gone Into vaudeville." Among tho promi nent ones will be recalled Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Milton Royle, Felix Morris. Bert Coote and Julie KIngsley, Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Drew. Mr. and Mrs. William Robyns, Mr. and Mrs. R. J. Dustan. Paul ine Hall has come from the operatic stage; and r.o lesa famous a vlollniste than Ca milla Urso has played to enthusiastic au diences at the Orpheum. In the line of singers, dancers, acrobats, Jugglers, animal trainers and monologulsts tho leaders have appeared in the bills, and have presented numberless acts which ha'e never been seen here before. In honor of the birthday of the Orpheum, Which occurs to-morrow. Manager Lehman has arranged a souvenir performance, and he proposes to give to each person who oc cupies a reserved seat to-morrow evening a neat souvenir in commemoration of the completion of the first year of the life of the Orpheum In Kansas City. When Otis Skinner played "Rosemary" In Lynchburg, Va recently a clever Semite offered to get up the programmes for the local manager, and Otis has sent me the result. On the flrsb page appears: "Otis Skinner, hero for one night," and "Harry S. Hirsch, the haberdasher, here to stay." And the synopsis ot scenery Is parodied to fit a new shirt which the hab erdasher Is pushing. For instance: The "Rosemary" synopsis reads, "Act IV. The coffee house, fifty years later. Sir Jasper remembers." Opposite it is this: "Act IV. Franke's home, eighteen years later, still wears, the shirt that made him con tented." Imagine wearing one shirt eigh teen years! That's for remembrance. Mr. Charles F. Coghlan will come to the Fifth Avenue theater on April 10, suc ceeding Mrs. Fiske, and will produce his new drama an orlclnal work, not hm-ed upon the "Tale of Two Cities" (as has Deen reporiea), or upon any otner novel or piay. ine line or jur. (jognian-s drama is "Citizen Pierre." The story is ono of romantic and tragic interest. The central character Is picturesque, powerful and pa thetic, and is richly fraught with those qualities of grace and tenderness with which the acting of Mr. Coghlan is essen tially harmonious. The local audience has not been accustomed to think of Mr. Cogh lan in association with dramas of a tragi cal cast, but it is significant of his power that one of tho greatest successes of his dramatic career was gained in the part of Conrad, In his own translation of "La Morte Civile." produced some years ago In London. Conrad, it will be remembered, was first played In New York by the elder Snlvinl, twenty-six years ago. New York Tribune. The presence of Sol Smith Russell in town and the coming of William H. Crane recall a compact made by those actors a few seasons ago which goes in a great measure to show that in the How Russell former actor a good deal of humor lurks beneath his usu Boomed ally calm and placid "lirfacp Crm, This is the way the story is Crane- told by a gentleman who vouches for Its truth. Both of the actors already named happened on one occasion to be playing in Washington and both were booked in a number of Southern cities. They met several times during the week in Washington, and one afternoon Mr. Russell told a story that caused Mr. Crane to sadly shake his head nnd exclaim that while the stae had gained a good actor in his fellow Thespian the business end of the profession had lost a great agent. "What is tho matter. Will." asked Mr. Russell; "do you need a good agent." "I do," answered the other, "and you are the only man who can fill the bill." "Well, I'll take the Job," answered Mr. Russell. "I precede you just one week all through the South. You agree to pay me my salary and I'll promise to boom you as you have never been boomed before in these towns." "Agreed," answered Crane. A few nights later Mr. Russell appeared in Richmond, and at the end of the second act of his play he was vociferously called before the curtain and a speech demanded. The actor thanks the audience for us applause nnd then said that the cheekiest individuals ever placed upon this earth by the Master of Destinies were theatrical agents. "Here In town," said he, "is the agent for an actor named Crane. I guess .you've all heard of him. That agent comes to me this afternoon and asks that I take the opportunity of telling you this evening that Mr. Crane Is to appear In this theater next week supported by a very excellent company In a very delightful play. Think of that for check! Now, I do not propose inform ing you that Mr. Crane is due here this night week, I think ho has a very charm ing play, but nothing would Induce me to ten you anytning ot tne Kinu. Mr. Russell continued to repeat this speech, nnd Mr. Crane wrote and asked for his bill. Back came word that, he was in Mr. Russell's debt to the extent of fl.OOO, 000. Mr. Crane promptly sent him the cur rency in stage money and asked for a re ceipt. He got it. a stage receipt, which is a blank sheet of paper. And thus the com pact ended. Chicago Times-Herald. Miss Odette Tyler's appearance In Shake spearean roles, though made after a pe riod of studious retirement, offered some thing or a contrast to her career in the modern drama nnd she awaited the ver dict after her first performance with anx iety quite natural to an artist under such circumstances. The congratulations of her friends and associates did not wholly con vince her of a success which In fact amounted to nothing short of a triumph. While the performance was being dis cussed, the news came that a small fire had broken out In the. hotel. Even a small fire ia a matter for some excitement but. Miss Tvler remained calm. "Are you frightened?" Inquired Mr. MacLean. "Not at all," was the answer. "To tell you the truth, I would rather be burned to-night than roasted to-morrow." One of 'the methods by which J. J. Rosen thal advertises the coming of "Brown's In Town" consists of sending postal cards to all the Browns In each city visited, con taining on the reverse side a line or two of matter designed to be particularly in teresting to the various recipients. "Wher ever we play," said the manager, "if there is an important man named Brown, he al most Invariably bestows presents of one sort or another upon the members of the company. In Dubuque there is a Mr. Brown who Is a druggist, and he sent a box of perfume to each of the ladles. In Peoria the hotel proprietor wears the name of Brown, and he wouldn't allow any of the people to pay their bills. In Dayton there Is a Brown Soap Company, and when the company played there this letter met Rosenthal: 'Your postal card notifying ua that "Brown's In Town" received, and In reply will say that we make his soap, and for fear that he has none In stock with him, we herewith present you. for him nnd his company, and all other shows, the best piece of soap on' the market. We trust that the use of It may prove all our assertions, and you may tell the company that they can get It by applying at any flrst-class establishment.' "AH I need now," said Mr. Rosenthal. "Is to find a few leading railroads officered by members of the Brown family, and per haps a printer or two, after which I con run my company for next to nothing." Speaking of "The Great Ruby" recalls the fact that never In the history of Daly's theater have such elaborate preparations been made for the production of any play as are now making at the Dalv's playhouse on the corner of ' Broadway and Thirteenth Big treet. Most managers, when they Melodrama. make an extravagant produc tion, aspire tremendously high, but Mr. Daly, although his aspirations are still up to the top notch, is literally grovel ing in the dirt of his own cellar to make his production of "The Great Ruby" a suc cess. Ifr"The Great Ruby" does score a hit. It will be an actual three story suc cess, for nearly three-quarters of the entire stage has been torn up. and the excava tions extend not only to the ground floor of the building, but right on down Into the cellar itself. And all this work for the sake of one scene, mind you the mid-air duel between the villain and the hero in the car Of the balloon. There hasn't been such a melodramatic production seen on Broadway since Charles Frohman produced "The Fatal Card" at Wallack's, nd that production by compari son was a mere trine. jsew. xorat oun. . DRAMATIC SOTES. James O'Neill will appear in the spring at the Broadway theater. New York, as D'Artagnan In Syd ney Grundy's version of "The Three Musketeers," now being played by H. Beerbohm Tree at Her Majesty's theater, London. Joseph Haworth has commissioned Clifford H. Chase to write a romantic play for him. Mr. Haworth ex pects to remain with "The Christian" for another season, but when that play'a popularity ends he will probably be seen as a star. "Aunt Louisa" Eldrldge. who haa been watching the ever-Increasing army ot legitimate stars who are going into vaudeville with much Interest, was cap tured herself last week by the voracious F. F. Proc tor, who Is always ready to pay the highest salaries for the right people. James' band will give Its sixth concert at the Coates next Sunday, the numbers including the overture to "Scmtramlde," Victor Herbert's "Bad inage," selections from "The Fortune Teller," and a new descriptive fantasle. "The Bombardment of Santiago." by B.' L. James. "Colinette," the play In which Julia Marlowe is to appear at the Knickerbocker theater. New York, on February 27, deals with French affairs at the time of Napoleon's exlie to St. Helena in 1S15. Henry Guy Carleton has made the adaptation ot Lenotre and Martin's original work, which was presented at the Odeon In Paris. Mrs. Bertha Franklyn, of Kansas City, now a pu pil in the Stanhope-Wheatcroft School of Acting, New York, has made a decided hit in a little plar called "Shadows," which was part of a triple bill recently given by the school. The occasion merited the attendance and the attention of New Tork'a leading critics and Mrs. Franklyn received high praise from several ot them. A choral and slghtreading class will be formed at the hall. :09 New York Life building, Monday even ing. The rudiments of music, voice work In class, and practical four part singing will be taught. As experienced teacher will conduct.' All who desire to enter should be present Monday. Upwards ot thirty arc now enrolled and as this is something ot a novelty in musical culture It should meet with suc cess. "The Prisoner of Zenda," that wonderfully suc cessful romantic play, which was produced more than three jcars ago at the Lyceum theater. New York, reaching the pinnacle ot success in that house, will be presented at the Grand next week. The company, under Daniel Frohman's management, is headed by Howard Gould, whoso acting In the lead ing role has been seen here, and Includes many of the members of last season's cast, with Robert Con seas, ot this city, ns Hentzau. The attraction which Manager Hudson will offer at the Coates opera house the week of February 13 is a new organization that has attracted much attention, formed by the union of Mr. R. D. Mac Lean. Miss Odette T Ier and Mr. Charles B. Hanford. The repertoire Includes "Rome and Juliet," "Julius Caesar.'" "Othello," and the "Merchant ot Venice." Thrco stars in four great plays represent a combina tion of unusual interest and importance and tne supporting company and the scenic accessories are said to be fully In harmony wlih the personal strength. For his next attraction. Manager Buford announces the Dorothy Morton opera company, headed by the popular prima dnnna. Miss Dorothy Morton, In a repertoire of comic operas. "Glrofle-Glrofla." the charming comic opera bouffe, which will be the opening bill, tells a romantic and tuneful tale of the lotc Intricacies of the charming twin daughters of a fiery Mouzouk and "a happy father." In this In comparable light opera composition. Miss Dorothy Morton will appear as the twin sisters, Glrofle-Glrona. while Mr. Hubert Wllke is given a magnificent op porunlty for the display of his very marked dramatic abllltv. Edward Webb will be seen as Marascanl and Ben Lodge as Don Bolero. A large and capable chorus is promised. Miss Mabelle Biggart. the well known writer and dramatist ot New York, who Is spending a few days in Kansas City., en route South, will give a lecture recital on George Eliot. Including her famous condensed dramatization of "Adam Bede" to the extension class of the Kansas City Athenaeum In the Pepper building, Monday evening, February 13, to which the public Is Invited at a popular admis sion. Miss Biggart la one of the foremost students in America ot George Eliot. She presents his ethical and spiritual sides of the great novel. As a dramatization ft is In every way unique. Instructive and attractive, and has passed the commendation of such clubs as Sorosis, New York, and many well known critics of America. Miss Biggart Is no stranger to many Kansas City people and much pleasure Is expected in this George Eliot evening. Getting; on In College. From Harper's Bazar. "How Is Reuben doing at college. Uncle Si?" asked a neighbor. "Splendid," replied Uncle SI. "He's been studyin' Scotch, and they do say he beats all." "Scotch?" "Yes. They call It by the name of golf down to college. He addressed a ball the other day at golf, an' as far as I can see none o' the other dancers was in It." Dipped Up. From tho Cleveland Plain Dealer. "I thought the landlady charged ex.tra for food taken from the table?" "She does." "Then how does It happen she permits the now boarder to carry away half his soup in those Populist whiskers?" GRAND Matinees Thursday and Saturday m-.IDM J. J. R0SCNTHAIS rRAORDIHARY FARCE afcoA H'lnTl'1'll NEXT WEEK Daniel Frohman's "Prisoner of Zenda." COATES rionday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Feb. 6, 7 and 8. Matinee 'Wednesday. Edwin Mayo And a Splendid Company in FRANK MAYO'S riARK TWAIN'S tlramntlntinn- vt fletlfrhtful Dramatization.... Pudd'nhead Wilson. A pastoral comedy that has taken its place among the classics. Enlivened with Mark Twain's Witticisms. tiUK&, Kansas City's Society Vaudeville Theater. One Year of Great Success. DON'T MISS THE SOUVENIR PER- FORflANCE. wn. h. w.NDon, And His Famous Blactatone Quartette. THREE LUKINS, Acrobatic Marvels From Europe. MONS. AND MME. ROFIX; Especially Re-Engaged CARR AND JORDAN, , Cleverest ot Travesty Artists. iTINTYRE and PEAK, The Bright Ituslcal Stars. flAZUS and MAZbT, The Brakeman and the Tramp. JAHES H. CULLEN, America's Favorite Singing Comedian. GEORGE E. AUSTIN, The Funny flan on the Wire. CLAYTO AND CLARICE, Smartest of Juvenile Actors. Matinees Sunday, Tuesday. Thursday and Saturday 25c to any part ol the house: Children. 10c Evening prices Parquet. 25c and 50c: Dress Circle. 25c; GallerjlOc. Order seats by telephone 69S. New Auditorium. TEL, S70, Woodward & Burgess, Managers. We otter I first - class MATINEE amusement at half price TO-DAY,. io, 20, as a o'Clock. Cents. tmmmm TO-NIGHT at 8 O'Clock. EVERY SEAT RESERVED. The "Woodward Stock Company, Commencing Sunday matinee. February 5. will pre sent with all Its scenic effects and a lane cast ot IS people Incident to lta production, tao bit ot two continent!. CYRANO DE BERGERAC. Reproduced in all its Completeness. In active preparation: The Great Farce Comedy, Full of Laughs, IO 30 25 IN COG. IO 30 35 GILLISS Matinee To-Day at 3:30. To-Nlght at 8:15. And All Week. Wednesday and Saturday Matinees, The Magnlllcent Scenic Spectacle. Alone in Greater New York Introducing PAINTY DOROTHY LEWIS. Next Week Dorothy Morton Opera Company. ACADBirtY Of MUSIC. 1221 Wlc Gee St.. Mrs, Longshore-Potta rVt. D., Lectures on "Health," to women, Mon day, February G, at 3, free. Tuesday, Feb. 7, at 3, "Maternity." Admission, 10 cents. Stereoptlcon illustrations. Mrs. Dr. Potts treats women only. Resi dence, Coates House. Hours 9 to 1 on Lec ture days; other days. 9 to 4. Consultation free. Remains until 6 p. m. of Sat., Feb. 11. SKATING! Washington Park. CARS EVERY FEW MINUTES. ICE FINE. ONE WEEK BEGINNING THIS AFTERNOON. The Immense Collection of Farceurs in Brown's In town Edward S. Afceles James O. Barrows John Lancaster Edward Poland Anna Belmont Kathryn Osterman Josie Sadler Belle Davis Final week of the tour "Brown's in Town": goes direct to the Bijou. New York, for a three months" stay Symphony - orchestra JOHN BEHR. Conductor. Fourth Concert. Friday, February 10, at 3:43 p. m., at GrandOptfafiviise MR. CARL WALTHER. Soloist Admission. 73 cents; gallery. ,33 cents. Reserved seats can be secured Monday. February 6. at Burlington Route ticket office. 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